(EDIT: these points posted to accounts in mid January. If you were targeted but have not yet received them, you should chase Carlson.)
Did you receive an email from Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza loyalty scheme, on Thursday? The headline was ‘Especially for you’.
Did you open it and read it?
If not, you have lost out on 2,000 or 10,000 Club Carlson points!
It seems that Club Carlson is giving away a Christmas gift to anyone whose Club Carlson account has seen any activity in 2014. I received a 10,000 point gift and I have only done one stay this year – and that was a redemption! Given that I value Club Carlson points at 0.5p, that is a £50 Christmas present.
Your gift is NOT automatic. You need to click on the link in the email in order to claim your present. Note that, for some odd reason, Club Carlson will not be adding the points to your account until March.
If you think you may have deleted the email by mistake, don’t worry! Type this into your browser http://www.clubcarlsonfestivethankyou.com/en/default.aspx?id=XXXXXXXXXXXXX whilst replacing the string of XXX’s with your full Club Carlson number.
I tried it on a few family accounts where there has been zero activity in 2014 and none of them qualified, but if you have managed even one stay (cash or points) I would certainly check to see if you are due anything.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (January 2021)
Radisson Rewards does not have a dedicated UK credit card. However, you can earn Radisson Rewards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards. These include:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 60,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 90,000 Radisson Rewards points
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 15,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for life.
Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.
Even better, holders of The Platinum Card receive free Radisson Rewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card. It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)